London Wall West – planning applications submitted

Planning applications validated

As all residents will now be well aware, the planning applications to demolish Bastion House and the Museum of London and redevelop the site primarily for office use have now been submitted to and validated by the City of London Corporation’s Planning Department.

There are three applications:

  1. The reference number of the principal application is 23/01304/FULEIA and is for the “Demolition of 140 & 150 London Wall to provide a phased development comprising: the construction of new buildings for a mix of office, cultural uses and food and beverage/cafe, access, car parking, cycle parking and highway works including reconfiguration of the Rotunda roundabout, part demolition and reconfiguring of the Ironmongers Hall, creation of a new scheduled monument viewing area, public realm alterations to Plaisterers Highwalk, John Wesley Highwalk, Bastion Highwalk and Mountjoy Close; removal of two highwalks known as Falcon Highwalk and Nettleton Court; alterations to the void, lifts and stairs at 200 Aldersgate Street and One London Wall, introduction of new City Walkway”.

The full application, together with the 388 associated documents that have been submitted – can be viewed here.

2. The reference number of the second associated application is 23/01276/LBC and is for the “Demolition of Ferroners’ House alongside external alterations to the facade and roof level of Ironmongers’ Hall, internal reconfiguring to cores and back of house areas and associated works in association with the development proposed at London Wall West (140 London Wall, 150 London Wall, Shaftesbury Place, and London Wall Car Park).

This application, together with the 157 associated documents that have been submitted – can be viewed here.

3. The reference number of the third associated application is 23/01277/LBC and is for the “External alterations to existing highwalks at the Barbican Estate including to the John Wesley Highwalk and Mountjoy Close to allow for the integration of new highwalks, hard and soft landscaping, and works associated with the construction of new buildings with the development proposed at London Wall West (140 London Wall, 150 London Wall, Shaftsbury Place, and London Wall Car Park, London)

This application, together with the 135 associated documents that have been submitted – can be viewed here.

Look at the BQA website for information and updates

The plethora of documents associated with the application may appear overwhelming but please do not give up. For all updated information and advice on how to respond please bookmark and visit the BQA website regularly

The BQA website will provide all of the latest observations and comments as well as providing advice on how to respond and how you can help with the funding of the response. 

BQA WEBSITE…………STOP – SAVE – REIMAGINE

As the site states:

WE HAD CALLED FOR THE APPLICATION TO BE WITHDRAWN AS THE CITY HAS FAILED TO:· 

   CONSULT PROPERLY IN LINE WITH BOTH NATIONAL PLANNING GUIDANCE AND ITS OWN STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT;

·    FULFIL THE SPECIFIC COMMITMENT MADE IN 2022 FOR FURTHER ENGAGEMENT IN ADVANCE OF THE SUBMISSION OF THE PLANNING APPLICATION;

·    FOLLOW THE CITY’S OWN CARBON OPTIONS GUIDANCE: PLANNING ADVICE NOTE (2023).

VIEW HARD COPIES OF THE APPLICATION DOCUMENTATION AND A PHYSICAL 3D MODEL OF THE SCHEME:

·    LONDON CENTRE (3 ALDERMANBURY, LONDON, EC2V 7HH)

·    FROM TUESDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2023 – WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY 2024 (CLOSED ON MONDAYS).

ASK QUESTIONS AND MEET THE APPLICANT’S TEAM:

·  LONDON CENTRE (3 ALDERMANBURY, LONDON, EC2V 7HH)

·  11 JANUARY 2024 4PM – 8PM

FUNDING APPEAL

BQA has launched an urgent public appeal seeking donations to help amplify the case for creative retrofit and imaginative reuse of buildings designed by Powell & Moya – architects of the Festival of Britain Skylon. It will also help fund expert witnesses and legal advice to challenge to the City of London Corporation, which is proceeding with its planning application for London Wall West in the face of national and local outcry. Supporters of BQA include the C20 Society, cross-party politicians, prominent design historians and international architecture commentators.

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS APPEAL IF YOU ARE ABLE TO

Other information sources

There is also a detailed thread on the subject on BarbicanTalk.

The City also has its own website regarding the site

Making representations

For those who are planning on making representation/voicing objections to the scheme, comments can be made online as usual on the website by accessing the comments page relevant to each of the application whose reference numbers and access links are as shown above.

If anyone is planning to make a representation but would rather email a response, please note that the email address for submission is lpalondonwallwest@cityoflondon.gov.uk . This is not the usual email address for representations so please be aware of this.

Please note that any observations must be received by 31 January 2024

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